View Poll Results: Vote for your August 2013 TJoTM
leemastergt 16 8.99%
2ndMarDiv 23 12.92%
Cavasar 5 2.81%
Powrjunkey 5 2.81%
Unlimited04 45 25.28%
Mud Machine 16 8.99%
Tyvanwie 5 2.81%
krughzn 54 30.34%
EugeneTheTJ 9 5.06%
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post #1 of 73 Old 08-18-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty upset we don't have 10 this month but otherwise it is a solid lineup. Vote peeps. And enter next month for God's sake!

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post #2 of 73 Old 08-18-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Username: leemastergt

Around 4" total lift
Clayton Pro Series long arms; 4 link rear, 3 link front. JJs all around
Fox coilovers front, Bilstein 5150s rear
35" Wrangler MTR-Ks
Mickey Thompson Sidebiter wheels
Metalcloak 3.5" rear springs with relocated blue torch fab upper perches
Currie Anti-Rock
Currie steering
UCF High Clearance Skid w/LoPro mount
2.5" Aluminum exhaust with Magnaflow muffler.
Savvy Rear Bumper
Bushwacker 6 inch flares
Kenwood headunit, 4 channel and mono amps, 10 inch sub, upgraded alpine speakers everywhere
HID headlights

Future Mods: Metalcloak fenders and rock sliders, outboarded rear coilovers to match the fronts, full cage, corbeau seats, beadlocks (In that order)

Story (optional):
My dad bought his first Jeep when I was 14. A 2004 Rubicon that we've taken to Moab multiple times a year since that time. I was always hooked and knew that once I was out of high school I would definitely need to be getting my own. When I was finally able to purchase my own vehicle I found this awesome 2006 Rubicon within my price range. Picked it up and have slowly been changing out all the parts that didn't work for me or were worn. It drives perfectly down the road and is constantly surprising me off-road even though I'm always scheming new ways to afford more parts for it. It is really a lifelong hobby and joy for me.


Name: Gregory Tasons
Username: 2ndMarDiv
Mods (optional):

06 LJ Rubicon build. 37 x 12.5 tires, Rokmen highline front fenders, tummy tuck, sliders, full rear corner armor and aluminum dropdown tailgate. LED tail/brake/turn lights. Lightforce 170's and 140's auxillary lighting. The Rubicon already has Dana 44's front and back so just installed chromoly shafts. Woods rear drive shaft. I was already running a 3.5" Rubicon express lift so no more lift was required. The ride is incredible after regearing to 5.13. Already installed the Vanco brake upgrade as well as the beefier Currie steering upgrade.


-Zone 4.25" kit
-JKS Front Adjustable Tracbar
-Rubicon Express Stabilizer
-Currie Antirock
-Metalcloak Front Bumper
-CCFABS Hoodline No-flare Front Fenders
-Smittybilt Rear 3" Flares
-AtoZ Fab Rockers
-Rokmen Drop-down Tailgate
-Aussie Lunchbox in D30
-Rugged Ridge D-Windows
-BFG T/A KO 33x12.5
-Spiderweb Shade
-Monstaliner black interior
-Poison Spyder Customs Hood Louver
-Poly Performance Hood Pins
-JK Turn Signals
-Bestop Seat Covers
-Maxxima Stop/Tail/Turn/Reverse Lights
(Dirtworx rear bumper/tire carrier and Ground Pounder Fab frame tie-ins waiting to be put on)


This Jeep has been in my family since it rolled off the lot with less than 100 miles. I remember going with my family to the dealership just to "look" at one since my dad had always wanted a Jeep and his Bronco was totaled. We ended up driving off of the lot with it that Easter weekend of '98. All of the neighbor kids thought it was so cool when the top was down and my mom would take us for a ride. A few years later when I could reach the pedals my mom would let me take it "off-road" (just dirt pastures), it was great. Then my sister turned 16 and drove it for a while until it finally became mine after turning 17. I wheeled it stock when I could, and now have a part time job to fund my mods. I never plan on selling it; luckily my girlfriend understands. I can't wait for a steady source of income so that I can make some serious changes to a rig I can call my own.

Last picture most current


Name: Christopher Mattingly
Username: Powrjunkey
Mods: 4" currie lift, currie heavy duty steering, antirock sway bar system, teralow 4LO kit, SYE, Oracle HALO ring headlights.
Story: Purchased new in 2006, SLOWLY added and modified things and just recently installed the lift in my garage. ALL work was done by myself!


Name: Mike
Username: Unlimited04

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with: 4.0L/42RLE/NV231J w/ SYE, HP D30 front, D44 rear, 4.88's with Detroit TrueTrac's front and rear, 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs, JeepMedic engine skid & tummy tuck, modified "Soli" diff covers, Kilby steering box skid & Body Clamz, Savvy gas tank skid, Skid Row radiator skid, rock sliders with internal reinforcements, JKS 1.25" BL, Currie 1" MML, Vanco 15" brakes, Springs: OME 2.5" - 934 front, 949 rear, Shocks: OME N66 & N67, lots of bumpstop work, adjustable front and rear track bars, adjustable control arms, front sway bar discos, Viair 460C with 1 gallon air tank, rear load leveling airbags, Poison Spyder Customs Trail Cage with custom additions, ebay 'knoblockbumpers' rear bumper, some homemade stuff (GPS mount, CB mount, antenna mount & third brake light), ZJ V8 tie rod, trans temp gauge & big tranny cooler, Drake Off-Road radiator, Superwinch EPi9000S on Warn winch plate, Hesco High flow thermostat housing, Bestop tire carrier, 160A Durango alternator, custom exhaust, stainless dual trumpet boat horn. Finally done: home made off-road camping/utility trailer w/ roof top tent. In Progress: shock mount relocation w/ long travel shocks. See the build thread here:

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post #3 of 73 Old 08-18-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Mud Machine

Name: Mike Gasman
User Name: Mud Machine

2005 LJ Wrangler Rubicon
4.0 Six Cylinder-Speed Automatic (42RLE)
NP241 Transfer Case (4:1 Low)
Dana 44 - Air Locker
Dana 44 - Air Locker
5:13 Gear Ratio
4 1/2" BDS Suspension
Fox 2.0 IFP's from Savvy
285/75/16 Toyo M/T's
Moab Wheels
MileMarker 12,000# Winch
Custom FabRieckAtions Winch Bumper
Custom Steering Box Skid
Custom Transmission Skid
Ground Pounder Fab Rear Bumper
Riddler Front Diff Cover
Poison Spyder Rear Diff Cover
Overkill Engineering Tube Fenders

"GR8" Half Top And Lower Bulkhead
1" Seat Lift
Factory Locker Bypass Switches
Garmin GPS
Polk Speakers Front And Rear
Kenwood Head Unit
Midland CB
Iggee Seat Covers
Custom Tonneau Cover
Rock Hard Cage & Custom Cage Combo

Member Of Legendary Civilian Jeepers & Wisconsin Off Highway Vehicle Association
I have been doing a mod here and a mod there over the years. In May of 2009 I rolled it wheeling which gave me a great opportunity to do the half top transformation and upgrade fenders, etc. Obviously it's not over yet as a Jeeper's mods are never done.


Name: Tyler Van Wie
Username: tyvanwie
Mods: (as of right now)
-Tuffy security console with 8" Polk subwoofer and custom box
-Polk PA330 amplifier
-Pioneer speakers all around
-Rampage frameless soft top
-33x12.5x15 Duratracs
-BDS 2" lift
-Fox 2.0 shocks
-JKS body lift
-M.O.R.E. 1" MML
-ZJ tierod
-RC quick disconnects
-Dana 30 LockRight

Story: The whole jeep disease started when my parents bought me an '08 JKU. I loved it. It had a budget boost on some 32's. I knew I wanted another wrangler. I saw a 1998 Sahara at a local shop for $10,995. I went to my parents but they wouldn't give me the extra money. So I went to the credit union and took out a $6,000 loan and hoped they'd come off the price. I test drove it and it was perfect. No rust, 84,000 miles, and new wheels and tires. I told him I have the money right now but I need it for $9,999 when all is said and done. They did it. I was literally the happiest kid ever. Being 19 and making payments on my own
car was such a great feeling. I have big plans for this jeep.

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post #4 of 73 Old 08-18-2013, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Name: Mike Krugh
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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Auto
• Savvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid
• Savvy Aluminum Full Corners
• Savvy Stainless Steel Wrecking Ball Tub Rails
• Savvy Aluminum Rockers with Chromoly Sliders
• Savvy Aluminum Front and Rear Bumpers
• Savvy LED Tail Lights Billet Housing
• Savvy Aluminum/Steel Under Armor –
• Savvy Aluminum 1" Motor Mount Lift – Integrated into Under Armor
• Savvy Aluminum 1.25" Body lift – CNC Milled
• Savvy Steering Box Aluminum skid
• Savvy Aluminum Bumper Guards
• Custom Hi-Steer by Blaine with hydro assist
• Custom mid arm 3 link front and 4 link rear
• Currie 4" HD Coil Springs
• Currie Rear Universal Antirock - CE-9902-18
• Currie Front Rock Jock III, Detroit, 5.38s
• Currie Rear Rock Jock III ARB 5.38s
• Vanco 17" Big Brake Kit with Master Cylinder
• Metalcloak Aluminum Oveline Fenders and Flares
• Currie 35 spline axle shafts
• Fox reservoir Shocks custom tuned by Wayne from Alltech
• Novak Transfer Case Cable Shifter
• Poly Performance Front/Rear Shock relocators
• Poly Performance LJ Roll Cage
• Alcoa Aluminum rims with OMF Rings
• Wrangler MTR/k 37" x 12.50" x 17" Tires
• Tom Woods Drive Shafts
• Derale Transmission Cooler with temperature gauge
• Warn M9000 with relocated solenoid pack
• 241 transfer case
• Viking Off Road Synthetic Winch line and Safety Thimble
• Rampage Soft Top

• I still have to install a 14” LED light bar in the front and two LED reverse lights.
I bought my first Jeep back in February of 2011. I found Jeep Forum shortly thereafter. The first person I met on the forum was a YJ fella named Joe Dillard. I had posted a question about a car hauler and he immediately PM’d me up and told me everything I needed to know about trailers.From there, Joe introduced me to Blaine and I had him build my Jeep. After building it up to where I figured I was just about done with the big stuff, I was told I should talk to Gerald about selling the Test Mule. Short story long, I bought it.
The Mule was set up almost perfectly. There were just a few things I wanted to change. I had Blaine swap in a 241 transfer case, replaced the Rancho shocks with Fox reservoirs and had them custom tuned by Wayne at Alltech.I had been talking to Blaine about his mid arm lift for quite a while and he knew it was on my list of upgrades I wanted done. Shortly after, I found a buyer for my Currie Hi9, ordered the Currie Rock Jock front and waited for Blaine to have the time, and Currie to finish building the axle.
I was lucky enough to not only have Blaine build my Jeep, but to have Joe Dillard help him. I couldn’t think of two other people I’d trust more than them. I went up there every weekend and whenever else I could. It really is amazing to watch Blaine work and see how his mind works. When they finished, I couldn’t be happier with everything they did. Blaine has taught me a lot in the two years I’ve known him and am really honored that he built my Jeep. I’ve only been able to wheel it once since I got it back, but there will be years of enjoyment to come from it.

See you on the trails.


Name: Chris
Username: EugeneTheTJ

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4.0/NV3550/NP231/4.88 R&P

35" MTR Kevlars on 15" black ProComp alloys

>HP D30
-Spartan Locker
-2003 TJ Shafts and Unit Bearings
-Black Magic Brake Pads
-Centric Premium Rotors
-YJ brake lines
-Solid Diff Cover

>Ford 8.8 Rear Axle
-Black Magic Brake Pads
-Centric Premium Rotors
-ECGS E-Brake Cables
-ECGS Driveshaft Adapter
-Solid Diff Cover

-BDS 3" Front Coil Springs
-RC 2.5" Rear Coil Springs
-Currie Johnny Joint Control Arms front and rear
-Currie Currectlync 1-ton steering
-Currie Johnny Joint Trackbars front and rear
-Mismatched shocks

-Advance Adapters SYE
-Cut down XJ Double Cardan Driveshaft
-Warn M8000 winch
-JKS 1.25" Body Lift
-Brown Dog 1" Poly Motor Mount Lift
-DieHard Platinum P4 Battery
-KC Slimlites (Long Range)
-Delta Quadbar Hyperwhite Headlights
-Novak Shifter Cable
-Flo Pro muffler
-Savvy Gas Tank Skid Plate
-Smitty Bumpers
-Skid Row Steering Box Skid Plate
-Teraflex Oil Pan Skid Plate
-A to Z Fabrication custom rock sliders
-OrFab Roll Cage
-Midland CB Radio/Firestik Antenna/Teraflex Antenna Mount/PA Speaker
-Alpine Head Unit
-Memphis dash speakers
-Kicker sound pod speakers
-Memphis 1000.1 Amplifier
-Kicker Solo-Baric L7 (12")

I got this Jeep when I was 17 and I have been building it as my time and wallet have allowed ever since. Running the TJoTM contest has opened my eyes to a lot of quality builds and I have tried to incorporate what I like in others' work into my own Jeep. I know it is not the biggest or baddest in the world but it gets me over and through everything I need it to and it still manages to be a decent daily driver. Thank you for your consideration!

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Vote has to go to Krughzn for a beautiful Jeep. I stopped by while it was in progress and the quality is outstanding.
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post #7 of 73 Old 08-18-2013, 08:57 PM
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Had to give to to unlimited

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #8 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 08:08 AM
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Having jeep trouble bump

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #9 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 12:17 PM
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Unlimited ftw. By far has the best pics.

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

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post #10 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 04:13 PM
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Too hard to decide bump.

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post #11 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 05:55 PM
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Unlimited 04 is always posting awesome wheeling pics and adding tech ... thats where my vote is this month . Good luck !

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post #12 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 06:38 PM
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Mike krughz....

I hate you and your jeep!

Jk man!!!

When I got to drive it before you picked it up, I almost drove it straight home!!!

Nice rig buddy Can't wait to hit JV with ya this year!


Nuff said...
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post #14 of 73 Old 08-19-2013, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by IEcrawlerTJ01 View Post
Mike krughz....

I hate you and your jeep!

Jk man!!!

When I got to drive it before you picked it up, I almost drove it straight home!!!

Nice rig buddy Can't wait to hit JV with ya this year!
Thanks Andrew. I'm really looking forward to JV this year too. Cant wait to wheel with everyone again. I'm going to try and drag Joe with me too.

Thanks for the votes. It looks like it's going to be a close race again this month.
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post #15 of 73 Old 08-20-2013, 12:43 AM
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Not a bad apple in the bunch. Only a few jumped out at me though, 2ndMarDiv got my vote. Even though its yellow, it's still a beautiful rig

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